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Is it ok to take antidepressants for a chronic pain condition, not sadness?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Yes

Certain antidepressants are very effective in treating chronic pain even in persons who are not depressed.

In brief: Yes

Certain antidepressants are very effective in treating chronic pain even in persons who are not depressed.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Sometimes yes.

Tricyclic antidepressants and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are often used to treat pain.
Your doctor will be able to tell you if these are appropriate for you.

In brief: Sometimes yes.

Tricyclic antidepressants and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are often used to treat pain.
Your doctor will be able to tell you if these are appropriate for you.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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